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THE Bosnian war ended either on November 21st 1995, when a peace accord was reached in an American air force base in Dayton, Ohio, or on December 14th, when the accord was signed in Paris.

The actual date matters little: there have been no official events marking the 20th anniversary.

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This was where, in late June 1914, Gavrilo Princip, a 19-year-old Bosnian Serb, assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary, and his wife.

The event sparked the outbreak of the First World War.

But all roads lead to Sarajevo’s cobbled old heart, the delightful old Ottoman quarter.

Spices scent the air in the labyrinth of 15th Century alleyways of Bašcaršija, the delightful old Ottoman bazaar in Stari Grad.

The home visit is part of the tour operator Insight’s Home Dining initiative where tourists meet locals in their own homes.

The good quality roads date from Tito’s time: the Yugoslavs were among the world’s best civil engineers.

That is largely because, when it comes to remembering the war, Bosnia’s Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks (Muslims) have three utterly different versions of what happened.

Sarajevo has survived floods, fires and, more recently, endless months of Serbian shelling and sniper fire.

More than two decades on from a conflict that produced the worst atrocities in Europe since the Second World War, Bosnia’s capital is a disfigured lady trying to look her best, a pockmarked beauty looking to the future but with one foot in the past.

The really good news for visitors is, despite what Bosnia’s Muslims, Serbs and Croats think about each other, tourists can expect a warm welcome.

We are soon lost amid the winding medieval streets in one of the world’s great bazaars.

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